John McKinnon on Warhol (Case Study No. 7)

John McKinnon, the Milwaukee Art Museum assistant curator of modern and contemporary, will give a lecture (in the Lawrence University Wriston Auditorium) on the Andy Warhol: The Last Decade exhibition which closed last month. It is the first U.S. museum exhibition to explore the late work of Andy Warhol with all its Last Supper and Christ-figure imagery. The show is currently touring museums around the nation and was curated by Joe Ketner. John received his master's degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in both arts administration and art history and has a bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While in grad school, he was an intern at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Art Institute of Chicago. We worked with him in Madison and later Chicago in the early 2000s while we were showing with the Wendy Cooper Gallery, since closed. As director of the gallery, John maintained our film loop installations, provided information to critics, and helped install our work. He was always over-the-top helpful and we're happy to see him come to Lawrence to talk about the Warhol show. He's also written for slick publications such as Artforum, Time Out Chicago and Flash Art.

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